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Old 02-01-2009, 06:26 AM   #16
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I made a mount for my Aux lights from a cooking pan that I bought at Ross. I mounted the Trail Tech 2" 16 watt HID lamp to work with the high beam. I have the beams angled to high and outside so that I have some light in twisties. I can't seem to attach photos. Where can I get some help? http://picasaweb.google.com/boyd.ran...eat=directlink
The inventness of this idea is pretty good. I know they're slaved to the high beam but there will be times when your turn signals will be invisible (washed out) to folks who are in front of you.
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Old 02-02-2009, 05:19 AM   #17
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I just finished installing a set of Touratech halogens. I don't have a picture site, so I cannot show them. I am very pleased with the result and the functionality. Plus that they look great on the bike.

TIP: The Touratech instructions advise to pick up the lighting relay drive by cutting into the cable harness which feeds the front headlight. I did not like this idea at all. I picked up the relay drive from the red/green wire which feeds the auxilliary socket next to the ignition key. Very clean, and you have couple of minutes of lighting delay when you switch off the bike. This is handy for getting into the garage when you get home etc. BTW, this wire is very accessible and you don't compromise the integrity of the cable harness.
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Old 02-02-2009, 10:26 AM   #18
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I just finished installing a set of Touratech halogens.
Are you talking about their halogen fog lights that are something like 428 per pair? They look good.. Their xenon looks like it'd be nice but HOLY expensive, 570 per light!!...
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Old 02-05-2009, 08:44 PM   #19
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I just finished installing a set of Touratech halogens. I don't have a picture site, so I cannot show them. I am very pleased with the result and the functionality. Plus that they look great on the bike.

TIP: The Touratech instructions advise to pick up the lighting relay drive by cutting into the cable harness which feeds the front headlight. I did not like this idea at all. I picked up the relay drive from the red/green wire which feeds the auxilliary socket next to the ignition key. Very clean, and you have couple of minutes of lighting delay when you switch off the bike. This is handy for getting into the garage when you get home etc. BTW, this wire is very accessible and you don't compromise the integrity of the cable harness.
I keep on buying stuff for a bike that isn't made yet let alone delivered. (delivery of my F800GS sometime this spring) I have been looking at the Touratech lights and feel compelled to buy them. Did you go with two fog lights, or one fog light and one HID light? Are they worth the high price? I agree that they do look really cool on the bike but I am having a hard time justifying the cost.
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Old 02-05-2009, 09:10 PM   #20
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The Touratech HIDs are just Hella Micro DE xenons. They can be had for ~$400 for a pair on Ebay. I've got a set on my Monster that I use in a custom headlight set up I made. Bright is an understatement.... I've had people flash their lights me when I had both on in broad daylight.
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Old 02-05-2009, 10:07 PM   #21
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Just looked at Amazon. A pair of the Hella micro DE halogens: 115 bucks. Micro DE in xenon for pair are 580. Not bad prices for either. 1/4 the price of TT for the non xenon and half the price of TT for the Xenon. But then again, it's damn hard to argue against the perfect TT mounts the lights come with... (but that's a REALLY high upcharge for some pretty housings)
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Old 02-06-2009, 04:55 AM   #22
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I made a mount for my Aux lights from a cooking pan that I bought at Ross. I mounted the Trail Tech 2" 16 watt HID lamp to work with the high beam. I have the beams angled to high and outside so that I have some light in twisties. I can't seem to attach photos. Where can I get some help? http://picasaweb.google.com/boyd.ran...eat=directlink
You mean like this? Without having to use another picture server, right click on the pic you have at Google, click properties, copy the url address, click on the icon in the editing box when typing here, the one with the little mountain and sun, paste the url into the box that popped up and voila!

Now for the real question, how the heck did you make a bracket like that out of a cooking pan? cheers


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Old 02-08-2009, 08:34 AM   #23
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Making a Aux. light bracket

I removed the beak with the four screws. I used the beak to trace on a piece of cardboard the shape of the bracket. Then I changed the shape to provide arms to mount the lights. I then traced the shape to the cooking pan. Drilled 1/2" holes at all the corners. Used a saber saw with a metal blade to cut the shape. Filled the bracket to get rid of the saw marks and sanded the edge. It took longer to get the pan than to cut and shape. I did make the cardboard pattern first and take it to the store to find a pan large enought.




Here is a picture of what was left of the cooking pan after I cut the bracket out.

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Old 02-08-2009, 09:56 AM   #24
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That is pure genius. Some manufacturer is going to copy that design for sure. You should start making and selling those things pronto. Get a local shop to start cutting those out for you by the dozen.



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I removed the beak with the four screws. I used the beak to trace on a piece of cardboard the shape of the bracket. Then I changed the shape to provide arms to mount the lights. I then traced the shape to the cooking pan. Drilled 1/2" holes at all the corners. Used a saber saw with a metal blade to cut the shape. Filled the bracket to get rid of the saw marks and sanded the edge. It took longer to get the pan than to cut and shape. I did make the cardboard pattern first and take it to the store to find a pan large enought.




Here is a picture of what was left of the cooking pan after I cut the bracket out.
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Old 02-08-2009, 09:58 AM   #25
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I removed the beak with the four screws. I used the beak to trace on a piece of cardboard the shape of the bracket. Then I changed the shape to provide arms to mount the lights. I then traced the shape to the cooking pan. Drilled 1/2" holes at all the corners. Used a saber saw with a metal blade to cut the shape. Filled the bracket to get rid of the saw marks and sanded the edge. It took longer to get the pan than to cut and shape. I did make the cardboard pattern first and take it to the store to find a pan large enought.
Here is a picture of what was left of the cooking pan after I cut the bracket out.
+1. If you get the itch to make another I'll send some dollars your direction!
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Old 02-08-2009, 04:25 PM   #26
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Here is a picture of what was left of the cooking pan after I cut the bracket out.
Seriously, that is brilliant.

Was it non-stick?

Rob in Seattle

PS if you powdercoat it black (for the 800) I'd buy one too.
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Old 02-08-2009, 04:47 PM   #27
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I removed the beak with the four screws. I used the beak to trace on a piece of cardboard the shape of the bracket. Then I changed the shape to provide arms to mount the lights. I then traced the shape to the cooking pan. Drilled 1/2" holes at all the corners. Used a saber saw with a metal blade to cut the shape. Filled the bracket to get rid of the saw marks and sanded the edge. It took longer to get the pan than to cut and shape. I did make the cardboard pattern first and take it to the store to find a pan large enought.




Here is a picture of what was left of the cooking pan after I cut the bracket out.

Rather than go through the hassle of making more of these for the vultures that are circling right now, just scan the pattern, turn it into a PDF and post it.
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Old 02-08-2009, 05:41 PM   #28
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Rather than go through the hassle of making more of these for the vultures that are circling right now, just scan the pattern, turn it into a PDF and post it.
+1 on the scan

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Old 02-28-2009, 06:27 PM   #29
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Not to rain on the parade... But isn't this the same bracket that Touratech makes? I took a photo of the TT part (found in their installation instructions online) and cut the same pattern out of sheet metal from the hardware store. Works like a charm, but I'm not so sure about selling these things! Wouldn't there be some kind of patent issue?
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Old 02-28-2009, 06:52 PM   #30
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Not to rain on the parade... But isn't this the same bracket that Touratech makes? I took a photo of the TT part (found in their installation instructions online) and cut the same pattern out of sheet metal from the hardware store. Works like a charm, but I'm not so sure about selling these things! Wouldn't there be some kind of patent issue?
So... uhhhh... not that I'd be interested in doing the same thing, but can you maybe send me a link to the picture you used to make the pattern? Or I can PM you my email address if you have a picture saved and could email it to me. Thanks.
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